This handsome installation on Chesterton Road is the epitome of Notting Hill’s historic architecture. Yes, there’s blonde bricks and bay windows. But note the fanlight that streams sunlight into the hall, the smooth engaged columns, the symmetrical windows topped with semi-circular arches. Attention has gone down to the smallest detail. Inside, period proportions have been reimagined with a 21st-century design sensibility.
The inverted arrangement makes the most of natural light in this two-bedroom apartment. The second-floor living space is open-plan, where dual-aspect sash windows cast shadows along the butterfly roof. The palette here is simple; stone-coloured walls and marble countertops. An exposed steel girder cleverly divides the dining area from the lounge, while the engraved fireplace serves as a warming focal point in the reception space. An altogether great room for making your own. In the no-fuss kitchen, handleless cabinetry, integrated appliances and open-shelving keep mealtimes organised. Note the fitted wine rack.
Downstairs, down-time is front and centre. The morning light is particularly enjoyable in the master bedroom, thanks to its vast, east-facing windows. Display shelving, set against the forest-green walls, lets you show off those seen-and-be-seen pieces. Or keep it simple and let the decorative fireplace do the talking. A further bedroom is ideal for youngsters or overnight guests. Both share a spacious bathroom, brightly lit and with room enough for a frameless shower and an inviting bath.
On the half-landing, a cobalt-blue wall draws you out onto the roof terrace. There’s ample space for home-grown herbs here.